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New content added to the e-LPRAS programme

Posted on: July 1st, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) to add new content to the e-Learning Programme for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (e-LPRAS).

e-LPRAS offers a wide range of sessions covering the knowledge-base of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and is aimed at plastic surgery trainees from speciality training year 3 (ST3) onwards. The e-learning will also appeal to consultants, non-consultant career grades and allied health professionals who want to increase and update their knowledge base.

Six new sessions have been added to the programme and three existing sessions have been updated.

New sessions are:

  • Axillary Sampling and Axillary Clearance in Breast Cancer (within Module 6 – Breast and Chest Wall)
  • Dressings and Splintage Following Surgery for Burns (Module 9 – Burns)
  • Initial Management of Head and Neck Burns (Module 9 – Burns)
  • Liposuction in the Lower Limb (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Median, Ulnar and Radial Nerve Blocks (Module 5 – Upper Limb)
  • Leg Ulcers (Module 8 – Lower Limb)

Updated sessions are:

  • Pyogenic Granuloma (within Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Skin Ulcers – Aetiology and Pathology (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Clinical Assessment of Burn Wound Depth (Module 9 – Burns)

For more information about the e-learning programme and to access the sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/plastic-reconstructive-and-aesthetic-surgery/

How can a new radiology trainee approach the level of knowledge required to complete the Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) examinations and core radiology training?

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall

The knowledge and skills required are broad, but the trainee is also required to know them in detail. Add to this the fact that much of this knowledge is new, as radiology, particularly the physics, is not well covered during medical school or foundation training. There is so much to cover, with so many possible resources out there. Books provide a lot of information, but can be difficult to digest and retain, and can become out of date quickly in such an ever-changing field. There are many online resources, but it is hard to know which to trust.

Dr Mark PhillipsThe Radiology Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) was developed by the Royal College of Radiologists in collaboration with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare to address this issue. I have used it throughout my training and have been successful in all of my FRCR exams on first attempt and have progressed from core training into sub-specialty training satisfactorily.

The R-ITI modules cover all the required knowledge of the curriculum, and practical skills such as procedures. The interactive nature makes them more engaging, which is essential for long revision sessions! They also undergo regular review and updates, so as to remain relevant.

If you are finding the prospect of tackling the entirety of the FRCR syllabus daunting, then I would highly recommend looking at the R-ITI modules on offer, as a way of breaking it down into more manageable blocks. Alternatively, you may have a specific topic in your subspecialty interest that you have been struggling with, in which case you may wish to check the R-ITI library for an interactive module to help you.

Whatever your need, check with R-ITI first.

 

For more information about R-ITI, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/radiology/.

Now live - Critical Care Intravenous Therapy e-learning programme

Posted on: March 5th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with Capital Nurse, Royal College of Nursing, the Critical Care Networks in North West London, North East and North Central London and South London to develop an e-learning programme on the administration of intravenous (IV) medication in critical care.

The programme has been developed to deliver standardised teaching on the administration of intravenous (IV) medication in critical care, to reduce variation in teaching and reduce the need to repeat training for nurses and other healthcare practitioners (HCP).

The e-learning delivers the theory component in the overall Pan London Critical Care Intravenous Therapy competency process established in London. Successful completion of these e-learning sessions will ensure nurses and HCPs are ready for their practical clinical assessment.

Once all elements of the competency are completed the holder of a Pan London Critical Care Intravenous Therapy competency will be able to administer IV medication without the requirement to repeat the entire assessment process.

The e-learning programme has been developed for London-based nurses and HCPs delivering care and IV medications to critically ill and injured patients. Staff elsewhere in the country should consult their local critical care policies or education team to ensure this e-learning package is recognised within local arrangements.

There are prerequisites and instructions for learners available here.

The course consists of six knowledge sessions and one eAssessment:

  • Intravenous Vasoactive Medication
  • Sedatives Analgesia and Paralysing Agents
  • Electrolytes
  • Antiarrhythmic Medication – Amiodarone
  • Other Important IV Medications
  • Communication and Human Factors
  • Critical Care IV Therapy – eAssessment

    For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/critical-care-intravenous-therapy/.

TEL News December 2019

Posted on: December 20th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

December’s issue of TEL News includes details of Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare’s surge in usage plus an update on the Learning Hub. There is also an announcement of a new e-learning programme, Helping People Living in Cold Homes.

Select the following link to access our full publication of TEL News.

New content added to e-Endoscopy

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been working with the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the Royal College of Physicians to add new content to the Endoscopy e-learning programme.

The e-Endoscopy programme provides an interactive learning resource for health professionals involved in the delivery of endoscopy services. The courses cover a range of subject areas that are linked to knowledge competencies required by endoscopists, endoscopy trainers and endoscopy nurses and have been carefully aligned with existing recommendations for endoscopy training in the UK.

The new modules cover five sessions which form an essential part of the JETS workforce programme:

JETS workforce:

  • Patient Pre-assessment for GI Endoscopy
  • Infection Control
  • Role of Assistant and Diathermy
  • Improving Quality and Safety in Endoscopy
  • Decontamination Foundation

Over the coming months further sessions will be launched to support teaching in the following areas:

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Sub-specialties such as EUS
  • Improving Safety and Reducing Error in Endoscopy (ISREE)

For more information about the Endoscopy programme please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/endoscopy/.

NHS Project and Change Academy e-learning programme now live

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has developed an e-learning programme for NHS staff about project and change management activities.

This suite of specially designed and selected modules aims to provide all NHS staff with a clear and consistent understanding of the fundamentals of project and change management activities to enable them to have a greater impact on delivering successful change.

These modules are just one method of building project and change capability within the NHS workforce and are available for anyone working in health and care. All modules may be of interest and benefit to those either at the beginning of their careers, or those who are currently in a project related role but do not hold official qualifications in this subject matter (non-project professionals).

All modules are aligned to professional body standards including the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Change Management Institute (CMI), Best Management Practice guides and government standards set by HM Treasury and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

This suite of core skills e-learning modules forms part of a wider NHS Project Delivery Profession offering. For more information on the profession, join the community and head to the Capability Development Group.

The e-learning programme includes the following modules:

  • Getting Started: Projects and Change
  • Key Ingredients for Project Success
  • Project Leadership: The Role of the Senior Responsible Owner
  • Introduction to Benefits Management
  • Introduction to Change Management

Each module should take between 30-40 minutes to complete and there is a short self-assessment at the end of each module.

For more information about the programme, including how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nhs-project-and-change-academy/.

June 2019 Foundation e-learning programme update

Posted on: June 14th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The e-LfH sessions in the Foundation e-Learning Programme –

Professional capability: 9

Recognises, assesses and initiates management of the acutely ill patient; describes how to assess and manage the treatment of the acutely unwell and recognise your level of competence as a Foundation doctor. The assessment and management of a patient’s fluid status, the presentation and management of sepsis and arterial blood gas sampling and interpretation are discussed. Managing patients with a reduced level of consciousness or acute pain is covered, as well as how to deal with a patient who self-harms.

The e-LfH sessions in the Foundation e-Learning Programme –

Professional capability: 10

Recognises, Assesses and manages patients with long term conditions; describes the impact of long-term conditions and how to manage them both in the healthcare setting and after discharge.

Sessions

  • Senior Advice: When to Stop for Help
  • Assessment and Initial Management
  • Re-evaluation and Monitoring
  • Managing Low Urine Output
  • NICE IV Fluid – Assessment
  • NICE IV Fluid – Principles and Five Rs
  • NICE IV Fluid – Properties
  • NICE IV Fluid – More Complex Scenarios
  • NICE IV Fluid – When It Goes Wrong
  • Managing Sepsis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Sampling and Interpretation
  • Patient with a Reduced Level of Consciousness
  • Pain Management
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Self-harm Assessment
  • Managing Self Harm
  • Impact of Short-term and Long-Term Physical Problems on Daily Living
  • Ward and Therapy Services
  • Assessment of Ability to Self-care after Discharge
  • Ward and Social Services
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Options for Nutritional Care
  • Family Dynamics Affecting Discharge
  • Management of Long-term Disease in the Community.

To access the e-learning on the e-LfH Hub use your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

HEE e-LfH - 2018 in numbers

Posted on: March 20th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

2018 was HEE e-LfH’s biggest year to date.

This infographic shows the impressive numbers in terms of number of registered users, new programmes launched, number of e-learning sessions launched.

e-LfH infographic March 2019

Managing frequent A&E attenders e-learning now live

Posted on: January 14th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Royal College of General Practitioners to produce a resource on managing frequent A&E attenders.

The bite-sized course takes around 20 minutes to complete and will equip learners with the knowledge to apply reflective practice in their day-to-day work with patients. It seeks to empower A&E staff to focus on what they do best; treating patients and saving lives.

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/managing-frequent-attenders/.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies